George Washington Papers

General Orders, 8 November 1780

General Orders

Head Quarters Totowa Wednesday November 8th 1780

Parole Chatham Countersigns Cork, Dee:
Watchword Defiance

[Officers] For the Day Tomorrow[:] Brigadier General Paterson[,] Lieutenant Colonel commandant Smith[,] Lieutenant Colonel Mentges[,] Major Alexander[,] Brigade Major Van Laër

Such of the Prisoners lately exchanged as belong to the Troops now at the Southward are to be attached to the Park untill the arrival of Captain Brown’s Company of Artillery from Fort Schuyler, when they may proceed with it to their respective Corps1—The commanding officer at the Park will cause a Return of the clothing wanting by those men to be made to the Adjutant General.2

Varick transcript, DLC:GW.

1For details on the prisoner exchange, see GW to Samuel Huntington, 7 Nov.; see also GW to Abraham Skinner, this date. Maj. Gen. Nathanael Greene had requested an artillery company for the southern army (see his letter to GW, 31 Oct., and n.10; see also GW to Greene, this date).

2This clothing return has not been identified.

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